Friday, October 8, 2021

Reverse Confetti / October Blog Hop / SALE!

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Welcome to the Reverse Confetti October Blog Hop!  Make sure to check out the graphic below for the Fall Frenzy Sale going on NOW!
Go check out the Reverse Confetti blog for all the details of this hop and for a full list of inspiration and information.  

I wanted to create a dramatic fall card using the Fall Flowers set.  While I do not mind coloring images, I love gold heat embossing.  The images were gold heat embossed onto Rust Cardstock and ink blended with Distress Inks with the last ink blend being Black Soot.  Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine was splattered over the card and a simple gold heat embossed sentiment strip was added with foam adhesive.  The card was finished with a few gold pearls as embellishments.

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Reverse Confetti

Candice Fisher

Dilay Nacar

Ali Farmer

Audrey Tokach

Tiffany Pryce-Russom

Jeanne Jachna

Lisa Henke

Lien Leysen

Amy Kolling

Andrea Shell

Amy Tsuruta

Olga Moss

Keia Shipp-Smith

Dana Kirby

--Amy ♥

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

SugarPea Designs / Mix It Up Challenge 84


I have a card made for the current Mix It Up Challenge over at SugarPea Designs
 Make sure to check out the challenge photo and/or sketch for this month.

Here is this month’s Mix it Up Challenge!

I went with a warm and cozy theme for my card using one of my favorite sets......Mugs and Kisses!


--Amy ♥

Avery Elle / Mr. and Mrs. Claus

  I'm here with a slimline card using the most adorable Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

***Shop for Avery Elle HERE***

Mr. and Mrs. Claus

Creating backgrounds can be challenging for me when creating a "scene".  I thought it would be fun to change things up from an "ink blended background" to a striped background using paper strips!  

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My card measures 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 and fits into a slimline envelope from the Paper Studio line from Hobby Lobby.  This stamp set was perfect for a large slimline card!  So back to the background and a fun technique.  Using two shades of blue cardstock, various widths of cardstock strips were cut.  These were adhered lightest to darkest onto a white notecard.  Over the striped background, a snow stencil from my stash was used with Broken China Distress Ink.  To keep the snowy detail going, Shimmer Spray was spritzed liberally over the card.  To finish the background, a snowy sentiment strip was die cut using the Slimline Borders Elle-ments.  

All the images were Copic colored and die cut using the coordinating dies.  Creating the scene was so much fun with these images and the background I created!  Some images were adhered flat while others were adhered with foam adhesive.

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--Amy ♥

Friday, October 1, 2021

Reverse Confetti / SYS Challenge: Thanksgiving/Friendship

I am here sharing a little card in celebration of FRIENDSHIP.  
Whether it's thanking them, saying you "are the pick of the patch", or just to say hi......a card sent to a friend can be the best part of their day!


The background was ink blended with Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin, and Barn Door Distress Oxide Inks.  A scrap piece of "grass" was added behind an Oval Window Cover Panel that was adhered using foam adhesive.  The adorable images from Pick of the Patch were Copic colored, die cut, and also added with foam adhesive.  The sentiment was stamped below in bold black ink.



--Amy ♥

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Papertrey Ink / The Great Cover Up

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I have a card share for a feature over at Papertrey Ink called The Great Cover Up.

Foiling has become very popular.  Foiling your already present dies whether they are sentiment dies or in this case the new Border Bling: Snow Flakes Die, is a way to get more out of your dies.  Using smooth cardstock, the Border Bling: Snow Flakes Die was foiled using Skybright foil from Spellbinders.  It's such a pale shade of blue and perfect for this wintery card!  

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While I had great intentions of creating a scene for this frame, I decided to change course and create a snowy shaker card!  The center of the Border Bling: Snow Flake foiled panel was die cut using a standard rectangle and backed with clear cardstock to create the shaker.  It was filled with chunky glitter.  To tie in with the foiled snowflakes, the "Let it Snow" sentiment dies included with the Border Bling: Snow Flakes Die were done using a piece of foiled cardstock and then die cut. 

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Paper: White, Clear Cardstock
Dies: Border Bling: Snow Flakes Die
Other: Foam adhesive, Skybright Foil, Chunky Glitter

--Amy ♥

Avery Elle / Layered Holiday Truck


Amy here with a darling new set called Layered Holiday Truck.  Since it is officially fall, my truck is blue with some festive fall pumpkins!   

***Shop for Avery Elle HERE***

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To highlight this adorable truck, I used the Quilted Frame Elle-ments.  To the oval behind the truck, the orange dusky sky was ink blended with orange ink.  To keep it simple, a sentiment, from Fall Picnic, was curved onto a block and stamped in black ink.  To keep this masculine, I layered my frame and scene onto kraft cardstock with no embellishements!  BUT I can't wait to use this truck done in RED for the holidays! 

Layered Holiday Truck


--Amy ♥

Monday, September 27, 2021

Pinkfresh Studio / September Stamp, Die, Stencil, and Hot Foil Release

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Welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio 
September Stamp, Die, Stencil, and Hot Foil Release!
Super excited to share this release with you!  If you are a fan of PFS layered stencils, you will LOVE this release!

Make sure to scroll all the way through the post for the promotions during the release.  

For all release information please start from the Pinkfresh Studio Blog.

My first card uses the beautiful Dahlia Bunch along with previously released products such as the Thank You so Much Hot Foil Plate/Die, Ornate Banner Dies, and the Simply Diamonds Die.  The Simply Diamonds Die was foiled using gold foil for a very subtle look for a background.  The Dahlia Bunch was done using rich pink inks and I chose to not use the outline stamp for a softer look.  

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My second card still uses the Dahlia Bunch but in fall colors with a touch of pink on the petals.  For this card, the background was created using a FABULOUS new plate called Solid Hot Foil Plate.  This plate allows you to use all that leftover foil for no waste!!  

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The background was done using the Diagonal Stripes Hot Foil Plate but using the negative portion of the foil (Aura foil) for a totally different look.  Keeping it simple, a foiled sentiment (using Aura foil) was added using Perfect Sentiments.

This is a MUST have tool for hot foiling!

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My third card uses another new stamp, die, stencil set called Blooming Branch.  I've done the stenciling in soft oranges and greens.  Once die cut, the large stenciled image was trimmed into several pieces and then added to the edges of the card.

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The Blooming Branch images were layered over some die cut vellum Leafy Branches and then layered onto a Diagonal Stitched Plaid background.  The Best Wishes Hot Foil Plate was done in gold foil and die cut several times for dimension.  The sentiment was added to the bottom right, layering it over parts of the Blooming Branch.  Gold Pearls were added as accents to tie in with the foiled sentiment.

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We will be giving away the full release on the Pinkfresh blog & YouTube channel (note change - Instagram giveaway will be later with an Instagram Hop).

-We will be giving away a total of TEN $25 gift cards along the hop. As per usual with blog hops - the winners will be picked from the comments.

Winners will be chosen and posted on October 5, 2021 on the Pinkfresh Studio GIVEAWAY PAGE. You must check that page & claim your prize within 2 weeks.


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

--Amy ♥

Friday, September 24, 2021

STAMPtember with SugarPea Designs

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Welcome to STAMPtember with SugarPea Designs!

This exclusive set is only available at Simon Says Stamp and once it sells out, it's gone!  So hurry to order yours now!

(affiliate link at no cost to you)

Everyday Home as lots of elements to create a warm cozy scene.  I mixed and matched these images with those from Let's Stay Home and Let's Stay in Bed.  The images were adhered with foam adhesive over a Distress Ink blended background and stenciled over for "wallpaper".

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--Amy ♥

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Avery Elle / Layered Stars

I am here today with a fun layered set called Layered Stars

***Shop for Avery Elle HERE***

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I decided to use this set in a non-holiday fashion.  This card could be sent to anyone needing encouragement, birthday, or congratulations!  

Using the Easy Layers 1 Elle-ments, the gray background and the banner shape were die cut.  The gray cardstock was stamped with the star stamp in Versamark ink for a tone on tone look to create a non-distracting background for my star banner.  The stars are SO easy to line up and make for a quick and effortless card!  My final layer of stamping on these stars was done in Versamark and silver heat embossed (as well as the sentiment).  For a final touch, some dimension was added with foam adhesive and some silver pearls for shine!

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--Amy ♥

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Taylored Expressions / Wheatfield Dreams Kit


I'm so excited to share a NEW kit that is releasing from Taylored Expressions today called Wheatfield Dreams.  My talented friend, Lori Craig, designed this kit and it is truly amazing.  We are both from Kansas where inspiration for this kit is everywhere!!

The Wheatfield Dreams Kit includes the following:

Wheatfield Dreams Stamp Set + Coordinating Dies
Burlap Background
Foil It - Wheatfield (12 panels for heat foiling)
Mini Embossing Powder - Copper

The kit will be packaged in a zippered pouch with an exclusive kit pouch sticker, envelopes, and evelope seals to match.


I have THREE cards to share with this kit.  

My first card is a Mini Slim and uses the wheat image which was Copper heat embossed and then loosely Copic colored with some Antique Linen distressing at the bottom.  The background was created using the Burlap Background included in the kit onto an off white cardstock.  It was done using a second generation stamping method and I wasn't going for perfect!  The edges were distressed with the same Antique Linen Distress Ink.  A simple stamped sentiment and some gold pearls finish off this panel which was layered onto kraft cardstock using foam adhesive.


My second card was super simple using one of the wheat panels for foiling from the kit.  I added Deco Foil and then used a Minc machine to foil the image.  Here you can see the beautiful results with gold foil!!  


The panel was trimmed and very lightly ink blended over three sections of the panel.  The panel was added to a panel that was done using the Diagonal Stitch Rectangle Stacklets.  Keeping it simple here, a gold heat embossed sentiment strip was added with foam adhesive.


My third card uses the sunflower image with white heat embossing and watercolor using Distress Inks for another mini slim card!


The sunflowers were added to a mini slim card base that was blended using a stencil.  After stamping the sentiment, a few jewels were added.


Here is a look at all THREE cards.


--Amy ♥

Friday, September 17, 2021

SugarPea Designs / Sugar Rush Day


Welcome to SUGAR RUSH day for the SugarPea Designs September release!  
Have you followed along this week?  What new products are your favorites?

 All the NEW products will be available for purchase starting TODAY at 2PM EST in the SPD Store.

**Click here to shop my affiliate link at SugarPea Designs.**

The new 'Book' themed stamps and dies are so adorable!  They can be customized and in any color!

My books are yellows and grays.  I added in some florals die cut from the Basic BookMark SugarCut.  All the images were added to an ink blended notecard that was masked off since all the elements on the card were added with foam adhesive.


Would you like to win a $50 Gift Voucher to our store? Leave a comment below for your chance to win. TWO lucky commenters will be randomly selected from the Sweet Peek Week comments to win a $50 Gift Voucher! Winners will be announced on our blog: Monday, September 20th.

Our team has some amazing and creative inspiration for you using the products releasing today. You can visit each of the designers’ blogs below for details on their projects.  And while you’re there be sure to leave a sweet comment!

--Amy ♥

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